In Memory of
Walter Thomas Toews
March 6, 1944 - August 7, 2017
evening of August 7, 2017, Walter "Walt" Thomas Toews
passed away peacefully at Hackensack Hospital in
Hackensack, NJ surrounded by his loving wife and family
after a long battle with Cancer.
73 years old. Born on March 6, 1944 at Englewood
Hospital in Englewood, NJ to Paul Alfred Toews and Alice
Joan Stapleton, Walt is survived by a brother, Thomas
Toews married to Susan, his wife of 53 years, Anne
Elizabeth Toews, five children, four grandchildren, and
two grandchildren on the way. His children include:
Jenny Lee married to Todd Kenneth Hoven, Debra Pauline
married to Gregory Andrew Martin Jr., Derek Paul married
to Christine Marie, Alison Mary married to Dylan Buckley
and Paul Joseph. Grandchildren include: Gregory A.
Martin III, Emma Elizabeth Martin, Wesley Joseph Toews
and Michael Thomas Buckley. Two additional grandchildren
are expected to arrive later this year.
stranger to the fast lane, Walt's passion for cars and
racing was evident in the business he owned with
partners, Louie and Anne - LAW (Louie, Anne and Walter)
Automotive located in Fairview, NJ which opened in 1965.
He was well-known for building racing engines and he was
an avid NHRA drag car racer. Recently, it was announced
that he will be inducted into the East Coast Drag Times
Hall of Fame where his love for the sport will live on.
In addition to living for his passion in a race car,
Walt was employed by the Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey for 34 years. He was dedicated to work and
had a perfect attendance during his tenure at the Port
Authority. He was also an educated man with 12 years of
education including trade school, and he was active in
the Army National Guard from 1959-1965.
also the President of Lindy's Lake Association. One of
Walt's favorite annual traditions was road tripping
across the U.S. with his family where they would enjoy
camping, hiking and biking.
visitation will be held at Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean
Drive, Tenafly on Saturday August 12, 2017 from 3:00pm -
6:00pm with memorial service at 3:30pm.
has requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be
made to American Cancer Society in Walt's name.
A Memorial Visitation Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:00pm -
6:00pm, A memorial service has been set up this
Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 3:30pm to celebrate the
life of Walter Thomas Toews.